[EVA][OT] EoE in Theaters
cloud-007 at geocities.com
Thu Sep 9 19:06:38 EDT 1999
> >(It's SHOGOKI, technically with the "O" with the line over it btw...
> The Japanese spell it as "Shogouki".
> While the "o" with a line over it is sometimes used as the English
> spelling (particularly overseas), the correct spelling uses a "u". If
> you don't believe me, try writing it in Hiragana.
Although written 'Shoguki' in Roma-ji, no one reads it Sho-gou-ki in Japan. Also the Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary by Kodansha
clearly writes that 'go' (or 'gou' as you call it) is written 'go' with the little line on top. I think you need to check your Japanese...
> >and why the heck do you all call the EVA SERIES/RYOSANKI the 'MPs'
> >[obviously for Mass Production model..] it sorta sounds dumb...)
> Not half as dumb as someone who can't pick up a J/E dictionary and find
> out that "ryousan" means "mass production"...
Yes, but the Mass Production Series is more often referred to as the EVA SERIES, that is what I was saying not that people were dumb
refering it to as RYOUSANKI/Mass Production, but how dumb it sorta looked (at least to me) when people wrote 'the Eva MPs' (I could
understand Eva MPM though...). And I know that 'Ryousan' means 'mass production.' He who calls others dumb, are usually dumber...
> >Anyway, the rating is probably based on the rating by the Japanese
> >equivelent of the MPAA, which is rather tougher than the MPAA.
> The Japanese equivalent of the MPAA is the "Eirin" (Eiga Rinri Kitei
> Kanri Iinkai = Motion Picture Code of Ethics Committee), and it is
> anything but strict. There have been scenes in movies and even on
> regular network TV that would not have made it past the censors in the
> US. (Warning - the following is NC-17 :P)
> For example, one particular TV series protrayed two married people
> having an affair. The final scene of the series was a fairly graphic
> full-nude sex scene with only the "connected" portions not shown or
> blurred out. The two then drank cyanide-laced wine and committed a
> double-suicide-en-climax, and the shot faded out to the two walking
> naked hand-in-hand through a waist-high field of grass.
> This series aired at 9:00 pm and was widely watched - I even heard
> junior high school students talking about it.
> >yes there are. Like "Eyes Wide Shut" got a R-18 with no admition of anyone under 18 even with parent or guardian unlike the US. (It's
> closer to the US NC-17 rating...)
> "Eyes Wide Shut" received the relatively new "R-18" rating because the
> distributors wanted the publicity. Further, people under 18 are getting
> into the theaters without too much problem. It's human nature - tell a
> person that they can't do something and they try to do it.
Yes, this maybe true, but after traveling to Japan for the last 10 years and watching the old TV, the ratings and censorship for primetime
TV has become tougher. Although what you explain is true, those types of shows also primarily air during the school year, in which most
(good) students wach TV beyond 8 pm. There is also a lower moral and ethical standard about nudity and sex in Japan as well. (You can
pretty much find a porno magazine lying around on the trains, for anyone to take.)
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